Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection
Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Image: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.
Time & LocationFebruary 14, 2020 – July 18, 2021
Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA)
Painting Edo, one of the largest exhibitions ever presented at the Harvard Art Museums, offers a window onto the supremely rich visual culture of Japan’s early modern era. Selected from the collection of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, the more than 120 works in the exhibition connect visitors with a seminal moment in the history of Japan, as the country settled into an era of peace under the warrior government of the shoguns and opened its doors to greater engagement with the outside world. This exhibition is supported through the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.
This exhibition is supported through the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.
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Learn more about the exhibition in a series of videos, including an introduction by curator Rachel Saunders, as well as a recording of the opening night lecture “Into the Kaleidoscope: Painting in Edo Japan” by Timon Screech (SOAS University of London). Watch now.